Marilyn on the beach?
This a viral picture of “Marilyn Monroe on the beach”:
In reality, she is Sandy Fulton. Photographer: Bunny Yeager. This picture can be found in a book called “Bikini Girls Of The 1950s“. More non-Marilyn’s: The Best Photos Of Marilyn Monroe…..That Aren’t Marilyn Monroe (BuzzFeed).
Body on the beach
“Marilyn on the beach” and “a body on the beach” are just small examples of a bigger problem.
The Editor’s Code of Practice, Clause 1, Accuracy – contains a simple but important rule:
i) The Press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, including pictures.
Note that especially in social media, the people are the press.